Vanessa Heaslip

Dr Vanessa Heaslip

  • Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department for Nursing Science
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG409b, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Biography

Dr Heaslip is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Department of Nursing Science at Bournemouth University. She has extensive experience in nursing and nurse education. Her research interests are in social exclusion and vulnerable groups in society whose voices are not traditionally heard in the academic and professional discourse. In particular, she is interested in marginalised communities who experience inequity. Dr Heaslip has numerous publications including book contributions, journal articles (professional and peer reviewed), editorials and discussion papers, see: http://staffprofiles.bournemouth.ac.uk/display/vheaslip Vanessa has previously worked on the Mary Seacole Awards and Supporting Professionalism in Admissions. She has also received numerous awards and prizes including the BU Postgraduate Research Prize (2015), Florence Nightingale Travel Scholarship (2016) a Women of the Year (2019) in recognition of her work on diversity.

Research

Dr Heaslip’s research interests are in the fields of promoting health, well-being and health access in individuals from vulnerable or marginalised communities. She welcomes interest from potential PhD students who are interested in this area of research.

Current and recent research includes;

• Principal Investigator of a research project funded by Burdett Trust (2020 - 2021); this research will co-produce a technological solution to support rough sleepers to self-care by locating and accessing services.

• Working in the COLAB consortium; a research project led by the University of Stavanger and funded by the EU MCA RISE programme. This research aims to improve collaborations between criminal justice and welfare services (2017 - 2021). I am currently leading a systematic review exploring experiences of vulnerability of adult male prisoners.

• Led the qualitative research component on a NIHR funded RCT: Does early mobilisation after ankle fracture enhance recovery? (ART 2015-2019) exploring participants experiences of the control and experimental components in the trial.

• Led the health evaluation in the Human Henge project funded by Heritage Lottery (2016 -18). This research investigated the impact of immersive experiences of prehistoric landscapes on the well-being of participants with mental health issues www.humanhenge.org

Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Parker, J., Heaslip, V., Ashencaen Crabtree, S. and Johnsen, B., 2020. People in contact with criminal justice systems participating in service redesign: Vulnerable citizens or democratic partners? In: Hean, S. and Kloetzer, L., eds. People in contact with criminal justice systems participating in service redesign: Vulnerable citizens or democratic partners?. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Heaslip, V., 2020. Health and Disability in Adults. In: Parker, J. and Ashencaen Crabtree, S., eds. Human Growth and Development in Adults. Bristol: Bristol University Press.
  • Darvill, T., Barrass, K., Drysdale, L., Heaslip, V. and Staelens, Y., 2019. Introduction: Heritage and well-being. Historic landscapes and mental well-being. Oxford: Archaeopress, 1-28.
  • Darvill, T., 2019. Monuments for life: Building Human Henge at Stonehenge and Avebury. In: Barrass, K., Drysdale, L., Heaslip, V. and Staelens, Y., eds. Historic landscapes and mental well-being. Oxford: Archaeopress, 65-84.
  • Wilson, D., Marriott, R. and Heaslip, V., 2019. Indigenous Considerations for Nursing and Midwifery Research. In: Borbasi, S., Jackson, D. and East, L., eds. Navigating the Maze of Research: Enhancing Nursing and Midwifery Practice. Elsevier.
  • Darvill, T., Heaslip, V. and Barrass, K., 2018. Heritage and well-being: Therapeutic places past and present. In: Galvin, K., ed. A handbook of well-being. Routledge.
  • Heaslip, V., 2013. Vulnerability in Old Age. Caring for Older People in Nursing. Sage.
  • Heaslip, V., 2013. Understanding Vulnerability. In: Ryden, J., ed. Understanding Vulnerability: A Nursing and Healthcare Approach. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Willetts, C., Thomas, G. and Heaslip, V., 2013. Psychosocial experiences and implications of vulnerability. In: Ryden, J., ed. Understanding Vulnerability: A Nursing and Healthcare Approach. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Redwood, S. and Heaslip, V., 2010. Equality and Practice Development. In: McSherry, R. and Warr, J., eds. Implementing excellence in your health care organization: managing, leading and collaborating.. Berkshire: Open University Press.

Conferences

  • Heaslip, V. and Serrant, L., 2019. Research readiness: A core aspect of fitness for practice? Nurse Education Today, 79, 32-34.
  • Ashencaen Crabtree, S. et al., 2018. ‘Welcome to the Machine!’ Resisting isomorphic, masculinised corporatisation of Higher Education through feminist scholarship. In: DAKAM Gender and Women's Studies Conference 10-12 November 2018 Istanbul. Yes TBA.
  • Heaslip, V., 2017. Human Henge: Stone Henge as a healing environment in the 21st Century. In: Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference 18-20 December 2017 Cardiff.
  • Timmis, S., Heaslip, V., Hutchings, M., Hunt, C., Mazzoli Smith, L., Laing, K. and Leat, D., 2017. Whose life is it anyway? The role of digitally mediated life story and narrative in democratizing the discourses and practices of widening participation. In: BERA (British Educational Research Association) Annual Conference 5-7 September 2017 Brighton.
  • Zlotnick, C., Anderson, S. and Heaslip, V., 2017. A Case-Oriented, Cross-Country Comparison of Three High Income Countries’ Health Systems and Health Care Accessibility of Vulnerable Populations. In: STTI 28th International Research Congress 27-31 July 2017 Dublin, Ireland.
  • Johnson, M., Heaslip, V., Nordberg, D. et al., 2016. Positive About Dementia (POSADEM): A pan-European Erasmus project to develop a multi-disciplinary Masters programme in Dementia. In: 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference "Excellence in Dementia reasearch and care" 31 October-2 November 2016 Copnhagen, Denmark.
  • Anderson, S., Zlothick, C. and Heaslip, V., 2016. The United Kingdom, Israel and the USA: The impact of healthcare systems on health. In: 42nd Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society 12-15 October 2016 Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Collier, E. and Heaslip, V., 2016. Positive about Dementia; POSADEM. A Pan-European project developing shared Masters level modules in dementia. In: 5th European Conference on Mental Health 14-16 September 2016 Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Rosser, E., Phillips, J., Cooper, K., White, S., Heaslip, V., Hemingway, A. and Donaldson, I., 2016. Learning about the complexity of humanised care: findings from a longitudinal study of nurse students’ perceptions. In: 27th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference 6-8 September 2016 Cambridge, England.
  • Innes, A., Reynolds, L., Heaslip, V., Yates-Bolton, N., McParland, P., Kohlmayr, S. and Vaananen, T., 2016. Including the views of people with dementia and their families in the development of European Masters level educational materials. In: British Society of Gerentology 45th Annual Conference 6-8 July 2016 Stirling.
  • Heaslip, V., 2016. ‘Our Voice’: the lived experience of vulnerability of a Roma Gypsy Travelling Community. In: 6th European Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health EUPHA MEMH 2016, 23-25 June 2016 Oslo, Norway.
  • Heaslip, V., Spriggs, A, Mills, A., Scammell, J., Warren, A., Mercer, A., Addis, A., Bond, M., Latchford, C. and Borwell, J., 2016. "Humanising the Interview Process”; an Evaluation of Service User/Carers Contribution to Value Based Recruitment in a Pre-registration Adult Nursing Programme. In: NET/NEP 6th International Nurse Education Conference 3-6 April 2016 Brisbane, Australia.
  • Scammell, J., Rosser, E., Hemingway, A., Phillips, J., Cooper, K., Heaslip, V., White, S. and Donaldson, I., 2015. Nurturing caring values in pre-registration nurse education: a qualitative longitudinal study. In: STTI Honours Nursing Society Biennium Conference 8-12 November 2015 Las Vegas, USA.
  • Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Hemingway, A., Cooper, K., Phillips, J., Heaslip, V., White, S. and Donaldson, I., 2015. Caring Values of Nursing Students: the impact of education. In: Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International 7-11 November 2015 Las Vagas.
  • Spriggs, A., Heaslip, V., Mills, A., Warren, A. and Haynes, J., 2015. Service User/Carers contribution to Value Based Recruitment in a Pre-registration Adult Nursing Programme. In: NET; networking for education in healthcare 8-10 September 2015 Churchill College, Cambridge.
  • Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Hemingway, A., Cooper, K., Phillips, J., Heaslip, V., White, S. and Donaldson, I., 2015. The Effect of Education on the Caring Values of Nursing Students. In: 26th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference 8-10 September 2015 Cambridge.
  • Heaslip, V., 2015. The ETEMIC perspective - a new way of understanding vulnerability of a Gypsy/Travelling community. In: 26th International Nursing Research Congress. 23-27 July 2015 San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Collier, E., Heaslip, V. and Martinz, H., 2014. POSADEM: The development of a Pan-European Masters Degree in dementia. In: 20th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research 18-19 September 2014 Warwick, Coventry.
  • Heaslip, V., Cooper, K. and Ryden, J., 2014. Why Understanding the Lived Experience of Vulnerability is Fundamental to Exploring the Value Base of Care. In: NET/NEP 5th International Nurse Education Conference 22-25 June 2014 Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands.
  • Rosser, E., Hemingway, A., Harding, A., Cooper, K., Donaldson, I., Heaslip, V., Jack, E., Phillips, J., Scammell, J. and White, S., 2013. Do students enter nursing programmes with a caring disposition? An exploration of the qualities and values held by students entering pre-registration nursing in one English University. In: 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education 3-5 September 2013 Cambridge, UK. 3.9.13.
  • Phillips, J., Cooper, K., Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Heaslip, V., White, S., Donaldson, I., Hemingway, A., Jack, E. and Harding, A., 2013. To explore the impact of a humanising curriculum on new nursing recruits' personal beliefs about the core values of nursing. In: 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education 3-5 September 2013 Cambridge, UK.
  • Rosser, E.A., Hemingway, A., Harding, A., Jack, E., Cooper, K., Phillips, J., Scammell, J., Heaslip, V., White, S. and Donaldson, I., 2013. An exploration of the perceptions of caring held by students entering nursing programmes. In: 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference 2-5 September 2013 Cambridge.
  • Heaslip, V., 2013. Hidden voices…..guiding the way. In: Phi Mu Chapter (England) Inaugural Conference 21 June 2013 Bournemouth University.
  • Rosser, E., Hemingway, A., Harding, A., Cooper, K., Donaldson, I., Heaslip, V., Jack, E., Phillips, J., Scammell, J. and White, S., 2013. Putting patients at the heart of nursing care: an exploratory study of student values entering pre-registration nursing in one UK University. In: Inaugural Phi Mu Chapter conference 20-21 June 2013 Bournemouth UK. 20.6.13.
  • Heaslip, V., 2011. “The kaleidoscope of vulnerability”. Proposing a methodological approach enabling breadth and depth of exploration. In: 30th International Human Science Research Conference 27-30 July 2011 Oxford.
  • Heaslip, V., 2010. Shifting sands of vulnerability. In: 8th International Qualitative Research Conference 7 September 2010 Bournemouth University.
  • Scammell, J. and Heaslip, V., 2009. Assessment of practice in pre-registration undergraduate nursing programmes: exploration of students and mentors experiences of grading student competence in practice. In: RCN Joint Education Forums’ 2nd International Conference and Exhibition. 11-13 June 2009 Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Hean, S., Warr, J., Heaslip, V. and Staddon, S., 2009. Interagency working between courts and mental health services: the Implications for interprofessional education and training. In: Collaborating Across Borders II: "Building Bridges Between Interprofessional Education and Practice" 20-22 May 2009 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • Heaslip, V., 2008. Developments in Nurse Education and Practice. In: One Day Conference for Mentors 10 April 2008 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Heaslip, V., 2008. Widening Participation: Emancipation or Social Control? In: NET 2008 Education in HealthCare (19th Annual International Participative Conference) 2-4 September 2008 Churchill College, University of Cambridge.
  • Heaslip, V., 2005. Supporting Students with Dyslexia: Issues for Practice. In: One Day Conference for Mentors Bournemouth University, England.
  • Heaslip, V., 2002. Elder Abuse. In: Staff Dissemination Day May 2002 Bournemouth University, England.
  • Heaslip, V., 2002. No Secrets. In: Conference for Nurses in the Independent Sector 2002 Bournemouth University, England.

Reports

Internet Publications

Theses

  • Heaslip, V.A., 2015. Experience of vulnerability from a gypsy/travelling perspective: a phenomemological study. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, School of Health and Social Care.
  • Heaslip, V., 2007. An Exploration into the Experience of Non-Traditional Students Within a Nursing Pre-Registration Diploma Programme. Master's Thesis. Bournemouth University; Health and Social Care.

Others

PhD Students

  • Porsotham Leal, 2022. Scapegoat: An autoethnography of a care professional who became de-registered following regulatory body fitness-to-practise proceedings
  • Elizabeth Gauntlett, 2019. The Experience of Academic Resilience in Low-income Students of Higher Education
  • Deborah Slate, 2018. “Nothing about us without us”. Do people who have an acquired communication disability think they are able to influence decisions about the design of healthcare services?
  • John Tarrant. Behind closed doors The lived experience of caring for people during their perioperative journey.
  • Laura Campbell, 2022. Changing Spaces; the impact of background on the experience of students from low participation neighbourhoods in a post 92 institution
  • Raksha Thapa. Discrimination by caste and access to health services in Nepal
  • Ogochukwu Ijezie. Exploration of the Quality of Life of People with Down Syndrome in Nigeria
  • Ian Attard, 2022. 'Achieving Valuable Education for All: An Exploration of Curricular Challenges in Reforming Malta’s Secondary Education'
  • Sarah Chessell. Development of an intervention to improve the quality of patient care through leadership, culture and communication
  • Samita Wilson. Right to be heard: Minority children’s lived experiences of Child Welfare Services in Norway
  • Eden Begna. Motherhood in Prison: The Case of Ethiopia

Profile of Teaching PG

  • MSc Public Health - Dissertation Unit. I regularly supervise students in this dissertation unit linked to my expertise in marginalised communities and difficulties in health access

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Fundamental Communication Skills
  • Developing Knowledge for Professional Practice
  • Identifying Knowledge for Professional Practice
  • Evaluating Knowledge for Professional Pactice

Invited Lectures

  • Gypsy Roma Travellers & Maori: same but different, Oxford Brooks University, 16 Jun 2017 more
  • Careers in Health and Social Care, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS, 17 Jan 2017 more
  • Inspiring Women, inspiring women, London School of Economics, 17 Jan 2017 more
  • My Journey: Exploration of hidden voices, John Radcliff Hospital, 19 Oct 2015 more
  • Mutual Vulnerability, Royal College of Nursing, 30 Apr 2012 more

Grants

  • People who sleep in the open air have complex needs. This co-produced technological solution will support rough sleepers to self-care by locating and accessing services. (Burdett Trust for Nursing, 02 Mar 2020). Completed
  • European Commission H2020 MSCA RISE, CO-LAB: Improving Collaborative practice between correctional and mental health services (RISE) (European Commission H2020, 30 Apr 2017). In Progress
  • Towards addressing health inequalities or marginalised communities; using Gypsy Roma Travellers as the model (Florence Nightingale Foundation, 31 Jan 2017). In Progress
  • Supporting Educational Attainment, Progression and Aspiration of young white disadvantaged males: an action research project (Fair Access Funding, 31 Jan 2017). In Progress
  • Human Henge: historic landscapes and mental health at Stonehenge (Heritage Lottery Fund, 09 Aug 2016). In Progress
  • My voice, my story: the lived experience of being a non-traditional student at university (ESRC Festival of Social Science, 30 Jun 2016). Completed
  • NIHR Ankle Fracture: Does early mobilisation after ankle fracture enhance recovery? (NIHR, 01 Apr 2016). In Progress
  • Maintaining and expanding widening participation in health education in times of austerity (Co- Funded BU Fair Access and Edge Hill, 01 Mar 2016). In Progress
  • Enhancing BU’s outreach information for Care Leavers (Fair Access Funding, 29 Feb 2016). In Progress
  • NIHR Ankle Fracture: Does early mobilisation after Ankle fracture enhance Recovery? (National Institute of Health and Medical Research, 01 May 2015). In Progress
  • Evaluation of the role of Service Users and Carers in Value Based Recruitment (Health Education Wessex, 29 Apr 2015). Awarded
  • BU Fair Access Research Project (Funded by BU, 01 Mar 2015). In Progress
  • Enhancing HSC’s outreach information: appealing to students from diverse backgrounds (BU Fair Access Funded Project, 02 Jun 2014). Completed
  • Enhancing HSC’s outreach information: appealing to students from diverse backgrounds (BU Fair Access Funded Project, 02 Jun 2014). Completed
  • Experiences of Fair Access students perceptions regarding HE and why BU in particular attracted them (Fair Access Funding - BU, 25 May 2014). Completed
  • Dementia Awareness Course (Royal Bournemouth Hospital, 01 May 2013). Completed
  • Dementia programme (Gracewell Health Care, 16 Jan 2013). Completed
  • Joint Masters Positive about Dementia (POSADEM) (Erasmus, 01 Jan 2013). In Progress
  • Review of HEDN Curriculum for Dementia Education (CDE) (HEDN, 01 Jan 2012). Completed
  • PDU Accreditation - Colten care (fernhill and The Aldbury (Colten Care LTD, 01 Oct 2011). Completed
  • Exploratory Study examining the Impact of Hypoglycaemia on the Quality of Life of Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes; and the Impact on their Families and Carers. (Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK, 01 Jan 2009). Completed
  • Exploratory Study examining the Impact of Hypoglycaemia on the Quality of Life of Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes; and the Impact on their Families and Carers. (Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK, 01 Jan 2009). Completed
  • Exploratory Study examining the Impact of Hypoglycaemia on the Quality of Life of Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes; and the Impact on their Families and Carers. (Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK, 01 Jan 2009). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Sunderland Universitty, External Examiner MSc Nursing (2017-2021)
  • Salford University, External Advisor Programme validation (2015-)
  • Mark Allan Group, Member of Editorial Board (2013-)
  • Edgehill University., External Examiner FdSc/BSc (Hons) Vulnerable Adult (2011-2015)
  • University of Hertfordshire, Interium Consultant MSc/BSc Nursing Programme (2010-)
  • University of Derby, External Examiner MSc/BSc (2008-2012)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Quality Assurance and Enhancement Group, Bournemouth University
  • Programme Lead DipHe in Nursing, Health and Social Care
  • F2 Programme Lead, Health and Social Care
  • Lead for Learning and Assessing, Health and Social Care
  • Widening Participation Lead - Faculty of Health and Social Science, FHSS
  • Academic Lead for Admissions (Adult Nursing), Nursing Department
  • Output Champion for UoA3,22/23, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, Anonymous peer review, 01 Feb 2016
  • Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Anonymous peer review, 01 Jan 2016
  • Contemporary Nurse, Anonymous peer review, 01 Jan 2016
  • World Views on Evidence-Based Nursing, Anonymous peer review, 30 Sep 2015
  • Journal of Clinical Nursing, Anonymous peer review, 30 Apr 2015

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Professor Debbie and Holley and Dr Vanessa Heaslip Presented written evidence to this committee that was published available at http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/science-and-technology-committee-lords/ageing-science-technology-and-healthy-living/written/105617.html
  • Presented the Human Henge project exploring the impact of heritage upon wellbeing and mental health
  • Presented the Human Henge project at the Salisbury Festival of Archaeology
  • Co-ordinated and participated in the FHSS 'Pop-up hospital' to give thr local comunity an insight into the world of healthcare
  • Presentation of the initial findings from the Human Henge research
  • Presented the Human Henge project
  • Asked to participate in an expert panel of diverse, successful women as part fo the Intersectional feminist society
  • My voice, my story: the lived experience of being a non-traditional student at university. This workshop enables audience immersion in multimedia stories co-created by students using novel social participatory research to elict lived experiences of being a non-traditional student at university by engaging in telling/re-telling of stories (Jones, 2015). We focus on students from non-traditional backgrounds because research shows how the lived experiences of these students are often marginalised by institutions (Hunt et al., forthcoming; Thomas, 2012). Photovoice is seen to be effective in capturing stories and sharing the lives of non-traditional students (Warne et al., 2012; Minthorn and Marsh, 2016).
  • Grassroot responses to regional educational challenges - We invite practitioners from different professional and academic backgrounds to discuss the current challenges and opportunities for promoting equity in education. We want to build a community of practice who can tackle specific regional challenges about who gets to access education. In this collective learning event we will work together to negotiate the question, “What are the challenges and opportunities for marginalised students to access education in the region?” Using participatory debate techniques, our student co-creators will facilitate small groups to share their expertise, identify solutions and sustainable ways of promoting equity in education. In harnessing the collective expertise of students, school leads, community educators, academics and widening participation (WP) practitioners from the region we will produce solutions and foster a community at a time of significant change and challenge for WP. We will appeal to our audience by creating a community of shared expertise and having a regional focus to tackle grassroots issues together. Attendees will engage with innovative debate formats, develop practical solutions to urgent challenges, reflect on existing practice and build a sense of community. This session is part of BU’s Fair Access Research project. Our practice-led research shapes new understandings and aligns with BU’s commitment to a fusion of research, education and professional practice.
  • POSADEM - developing a European PG programme about being positive about dementia

Conference Presentations

  • BERA (British Educational Research Association) Annual Conference, Whose life is it anyway? The role of digitally mediated life story and narrative in democratizing the discourses and practices of widening participation., 05 Sep 2017, Brighton

Consultancy Activities

  • Living Well with Dementia in a Residential Setting, Dementia Education. Gracewell Nursing Home Group, Vanessa Heaslip
  • Older Person Care Development Programme, Staff education and development around the needs of the older person. Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Living Well with Dementia in a Residential Setting, Staff education and development around the needs of the person with dmentia. Colten Care, Vanessa Heaslip

Attended Training

  • Athena Programme for Inspiring Female Leaders in Higher Education, 31 Jan 2015

Qualifications

  • PhD in Social Sciences (Bournemouth University, 2015)
  • MA in Health and Social Care Education (Bournemouth University, 2008)
  • BSc (Hons) in Community Nursing: District Nursing (Southampton University, 2000)
  • DipHe in Adult Nursing (Bournemouth University, 1996)

Honours

  • Woman of the year - 2019 (Woman of the Year, 2019)
  • Travel Scolarship (Florence Nightingale Foundation, 2017)
  • Post Graduate Research Prize for unstinting commitment and dedication to the pursuit of higher knowledge concerning disadvantaged and marginalised groups (Bournemouth University, 2015)
  • Senior Fellow (Higher Education Academy, 2015)
  • Fellow (Higher Education Academy, 2009)
  • Registered Nurse (Nursing Midwifery Council, 1996)

Memberships

Networks

  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) http://www.oxinahr.com/

Social Media Links

External Media and Press